CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 24, 1975
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(Studio) Heavy protection provided for American and Soviet diplomats in Greece after American CIA agent, Richard Welch, killed by gunmen. "Union of Ofrs. Struggling for the National Idea" claims responsibility and vows to kill other intelligence agents.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Athens, Greece) Welch, 46, returning from Christmas party with wife when shot down. Recent article in Athens newspaper names Welch and others as CIA agents. Police protecting other Americans named in story. Body to be flown to American
REPORTER: Dean Brelis
(DC) Welch exposed twice in issues of "Counter-Spy", published by Vietnam vets. and disaffected intelligence officers Welch identified as station chief in Lima, Peru, where he lived until transferred 5 mos. ago. ["Counter-Spy" spokesperson Tim BUTZ - says our exposure aimed at neutralizing CIA. Not our fault if agents murdered.] [Ex-CIA representative David PHILLIPS - says CIA agents abroad should not be exposed.] CIA Director William Colby attacks "Counter-Spy." Closest Colby ever came to acknowledging CIA agent.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr
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